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Bio:
Eric Bentley was an influential theater critic who died at 103. He was also a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame, recognizing his many years of cabaret performances. Beginning in 1953, he taught at Columbia University and was a theatre critic for The New Republic. He became known for his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Bentley was an influential theater critic who died at 103. He was also a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame, recognizing his many years of cabaret performances. Beginning in 1953, he taught at Columbia University and was a theatre critic for The New Republic. He became known for his ... (read complete bio)
L.A. Theatre Works Announces Additional Audio Theater Offerings Photo L.A. Theatre Works Announces Additional Audio Theater Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

The world's leading producer of audio theater, L.A. Theatre Works offers audiences around the globe free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen.

Video Flashback: Eric Bentley on THEATER TALK in 1998 Photo Video Flashback: Eric Bentley on THEATER TALK in 1998
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020

Eric Bentley, revered drama critic, translator, playwright, poet, educator and stage director, passed away yesterday at age 103. Bentley's criticism is noteworthy for covering practical, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of theatre, stemming from a belief that art must rescue humanity from meaninglessness.

Video Flashback: Composer Maury Yeston and Critic Eric Bentley on THEATER TALK Photo Video Flashback: Composer Maury Yeston and Critic Eric Bentley on THEATER TALK
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

Theater Talk has released a video from its archives, an episode from 1998 featuring composer Maury Yeston and critic Eric Bentley!

Theatre Critic, Playwright, and Educator Eric Bentley Passes Away at 103 Photo Theatre Critic, Playwright, and Educator Eric Bentley Passes Away at 103
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

Eric Bentley, revered drama critic, translator, playwright, poet, educator and stage director, has passed away at age 103.

The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present a Staged Reading of Peter Danish's LAST CALL  Photo The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present a Staged Reading of Peter Danish's LAST CALL (AT THE HOTEL SACHER WIEN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents a staged reading of Peter Danish's stunning new play 'LAST CALL (at the Hotel Sacher Wien)' directed by Elise Stone. The play tells the story of the final encounter between Leonard Bernstein and Herbert Von Karajan.

Henning Rubsam Brings Sensedance To Ailey, November 17 Photo Henning Rubsam Brings Sensedance To Ailey, November 17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

In preparation for a Spring 2020 season, RΓΌbsam presents his company SENSEDANCE in an informal showing  at the Ailey Studios, 405 West 55 Street   Sunday, November 17 at 6:00pm. (studio will be open for seating at 5:30 pm)

Ryan McCartan, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Ryan McCartan, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Ensemble Presents Off-Broadway Premiere Of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: TALES REAL AND IM Photo Ensemble Presents Off-Broadway Premiere Of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: TALES REAL AND IMAGINED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) continues the 2018 - '19 season, ERC's 18th, with its final offering of the season, Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real & Imagined by Eve Wolf. 

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Continues Season With MAESTRO Photo Ensemble for the Romantic Century Continues Season With MAESTRO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) continues the 2018 - '19 season, ERC's 18th, with Maestro by Eve Wolf, opening Monday January 14th.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through February 9th only. Performances are at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Previews NOW!

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Hosts Off-Broadway Premiere of MAESTRO Starring Joh Photo Ensemble for the Romantic Century Hosts Off-Broadway Premiere of MAESTRO Starring John Noble
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Ensemble for the Romantic Century is proud to announce that the 2018 - '19 season, ERC's 18th, will continue January 3rd with Maestroby Eve Wolf. Opening Night is set for January 14th.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through February 9th only. Performances will be at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues).

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 5, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 5, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 5, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 5, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year...

High School Drama: Hillsboro High School's Tim Russell Photo High School Drama: Hillsboro High School's Tim Russell
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2018

Hillsboro High School's Tim Russell is deep into tech week with his castmates for their upcoming production of Bertolt Brecht's The Causasian Chalk Circle, which opens Thursday night, November 1, and is presented by The Hillsboro Players under the direction of Will Butler and Kristin Moon.

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for October 29, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for October 29, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 28, 2018

Looking into the future, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for October 29, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year...

BWW Interview: Susan Albert Loewenberg Taking Us Behind the Scenes of L.A. Theatre Wo Photo BWW Interview: Susan Albert Loewenberg Taking Us Behind the Scenes of L.A. Theatre Works
by Gil Kaan - Sep 28, 2018

Well-ensconced on the UCLA campus, Los Angeles Theatre Works presents audio theatre, or as pre-millennials call it 'radio drama,' a throwback technique of decades-old entertainment enhanced by current day technology. I had the chance to delve into the inner workings of LATW from one of the co-founders herself, Susan Albert Loewenberg.

Ensemble For The Romantic Century Announces Three Play Season of Off-Broadway Premier Photo Ensemble For The Romantic Century Announces Three Play Season of Off-Broadway Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) is proud to announce that the 2018-'19 season, ERC's 18th, will begin September 15th with Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson. Opening Night is set for September 27th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through October 21st only. Performances will be in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues).

Photo Flash: First Look at Outcry Theatre's SPRING'S AWAKENING Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Outcry Theatre's SPRING'S AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Outcry Theatre is excited to present the groundbreaking Spring's Awakening from July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre's Studio Theatre.

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' on Today Nights Beginn Photo CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' on Today Nights Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' today Nights Beginning 7/7

Outcry Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For SPRING'S AWAKENING Photo Outcry Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For SPRING'S AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Outcry Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative team of Frank Wedekind's Spring's Awakening, translated by Eric Bentley. The production runs July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre Studio Theatre.

Photo Flash: Outcry Theatre's SPRING'S AWAKENING Opens July 6 Photo Photo Flash: Outcry Theatre's SPRING'S AWAKENING Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Outcry Theatre's professional production of Spring's Awakening opens on Friday, July 6. Written by Frank Wedekind and translated by Eric Bentley, the production runs July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre Studio Theatre.

Cutting Ball Theater Announces Its 20th Season Photo Cutting Ball Theater Announces Its 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

When Rob Melrose and Paige Rogers founded Cutting Ball Theater in 1999, they could scarcely have imagined that the company would be going strong twenty years later, or that the company's twentieth season would be a celebration of their legacy as they turned the reins of the company over to one of the Bay Area's most exciting young artistic talents. Cutting Ball Theater has announced a robust five-project line-up for its 2018/2019 Season, marking the company's 20th anniversary of crafting and presenting experimental theater in San Francisco and ushering in its Artistic Director transition.

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